The Polaris Music Prize is an award that may not be as well known to those living below the border. It is given out yearly to a Canadian artist or band of any genre but what makes this award different is that it is given out based purely on artistic talent rather then record sales. Not only do you get the title of being the top Canadian artist for that year but it also comes with a cash prize of $30,000. Pretty sweet,huh? This years award went to the very deserving Arcade Fire. You can check out em out right here and make sure you send a congratulatory message!